The Beckford Society
Beckford Journal Online
9:02 pm | June 1, 2018

Author: Beckford Society

The first four volumes (1995-1998) of The Beckford Journal are now available online as digital PDF files. Please note these are large files, ~40Mb each. Vol 1: 1995, Vol 2: 1996, Vol 3: 1997, Vol 4: 1998. If you find these volumes interesting, please join the society to receive The Beckford Journal each year! In the future, we will providing society members with access to digital back copies of all 23 journal volumes.

Fonthill Recovered
10:57 am | May 22, 2018

Author: Beckford Society

Fonthill Recovered is a new collection about Beckford’s Wiltshire estate edited by Caroline Dakers and published on 18th May by UCL Press in hardcover, paperback or a free online version. A flyer is available, and the whole book is available for open access download from UCL Press here.

News from the Tower – New Publication
10:45 am |

Author: Beckford Society

The Beckford Society is pleased to announce a new society publication, News From the Tower, which reprints The Beckford Tower Trust Newsletter 1980-1994, published to provide information about the activities of the Beckford Tower Trust and articles relating to William Beckford. More information and an order form are available.

New Edition of Biographical Memoirs
2:08 pm | March 23, 2018

Author: Beckford Society

Hobnob Press has recently brought out a new edition of Beckford’s Biographical Memoirs of Extraordinary Painters with an introduction, annotations, illustrations and bibliography by Robert J. Gemmett. Click here to see a leaflet with more details of the new edition.

Spring 2018 Newsletter
2:02 pm |

Author: Beckford Society

The Spring 2018 Beckford Society newsletter has been posted to members and is now available on the web site via the Newsletters tab on the Publications page.

Old Fonthill Abbey Open Grounds 2018
11:39 am | November 21, 2017

Author: Beckford Society


OLD FONTHILL ABBEY OPEN GROUNDS – 2018

The grounds of Old Fonthill Abbey will be open to the public on Sundays 6th and 20th May.
Visitors will be able to follow marked paths around the woodland and Bitham Lake.

The openings are in aid of Parkinsons UK and local charities.

Further information is available in this poster.

Autumn 2017 Newsletter
10:14 am | October 19, 2017

Author: Beckford Society

The Autumn 2017 Beckford Society newsletter has been posted to members and is now available on the web site via the Newsletters tab on the Publications page.

Spring 2017 Newsletter
8:34 pm | April 12, 2017

Author: Beckford Society

The Spring 2017 Beckford Society newsletter has been posted to members and is now available on the web site via the Newsletters tab on the Publications page.

Romney’s ‘The Indian Woman, from A Midsummer Night’s Dream
7:44 pm | December 7, 2016

Author: Beckford Society

Sotheby’s are selling in London on 8th December, Lot 197, Romney’s ‘The Indian Woman, from A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ which Beckford bought for 300 guineas from the artist in 1797. It was sold at the Fonthill Splendens sale in 1807, and last appeared at auction in 1964, when bought by Sabin for 240 guineas.

Old Fonthill Abbey open grounds 2017
9:36 pm | November 22, 2016

Author: Beckford Society

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The grounds and woods of Old Fonthill Abbey will be open to the public on Sundays 30th April and 14th May 2017.
Visitors will be welcome to follow marked paths around the woodland and Bitham Lake.
The openings are in aid of local charities. Further information will be available early in 2017.

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